The Huddle: Rotorua council's deputy executives and cheating at Auckland University

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Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 7:00PM
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The Huddle: Rotorua council's deputy executives and cheating at Auckland University

Author
Newstalk ZB,
Publish Date
Tue, 15 Jun 2021, 7:00PM

There's now seven senior staff at Rotorua Lakes Council who can call themselves deputy chief executives.

The Local Democracy Reporting Service reports one has a minimum 40-thousand-dollar pay rise, while another is undergoing a salary review.

Council chief executive Geoff Williams says there's an organisational realignment underway, changing its approach and its way of working to meet the community's needs.

He says the council's moving from the existing group structure to align with six key outcome areas, plus the chief executive's group, each headed by a deputy chief executive.

Meanwhile, it's being suggested that cheating by Auckland University students is prolific.

The student, who did not want to be named, says the university has decided to host all exams online this year in case there was another lockdown.

But, the new system is entirely trust-based, with students required to log-in and sign an honesty disclosure at the start of each exam.

The student at the university claims they received an invitation to attend a social media platform last week, where 38 other students were on a group call so they could share answers.

It's alleged students are also getting together at each other's houses to sit the exams together on individual devices.

Listen above as Neale Jones and Trish Sherson discuss the day's news with Heather du Plessis-Allan on The Huddle